Word Moment: Oleaginous

o·le·ag·i·nous

adj.

1. Of or relating to oil.
2. Falsely or smugly earnest; unctuous: oleaginous flattery. See Synonyms at unctuous.

[From Middle English oliaginose and from French oléagineux (from Old French), both from Latin oleginusof the olive tree, from oleaolive tree, alteration (influenced by oleumolive oil) of olva; see olive.]

ole·agi·nous·ly adv.
ole·agi·nous·ness n.
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